|Full name||Kiril Lazarov|
May 10, 1980 |
Sveti Nikole, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||98 kilograms (216 lbs)|
|Playing position||Right Back|
|Current club||FC Barcelona|
| RK Ovče Pole
BM Ciudad Real
|National team 1|
|1 National team caps and goals correct
as of 29 January 2012
Kiril "Kire" Lazarov (Macedonian: Кирил Лазаров) (born 10 May 1980 in Sveti Nikole) is a Macedonian handball player who currently plays for Barcelona handbol. He is also the captain of the Macedonia national handball team.
On 29 January 2009, Lazarov became world record-holder for the number of goals scored in one World Championship. In nine games he scored 92 goals for the Macedonia national team at the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship that took place in Croatia. On 24 March 2009, Kiril Lazarov was awarded the Medal for Service to the Country by the then-president of the Republic of Macedonia Branko Crvenkovski in acknowledgement of his sport achievements and his contribution to developing and popularizing sport in Macedonia as well as promoting the country abroad.
On 27 January 2012, Lazarov became both the European and World record-holder for scored goals in a single championship by scoring 61 goals in 7 games at the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship.
- RK Ovče Pole (1991–94)
- RK Borec (1994–97)
- RK Pelister (1997–2000)
- RK Zagreb (2000–02)
- KC Veszprém (2002–07)
- RK Zagreb (2007–10)
- BM Ciudad Real (2010–11)
- BM Atlético Madrid (2011–2013)
- FC Barcelona Handbol (2013-)
Lazarov has won 15 national championships and the same number of national cup tournaments for five different clubs. In international club tournaments his best results are two runners-up.
- RK Zagreb
- MKB Veszprem KC
- BM Ciudad Real
- BM Atlético Madrid
Lazarov has been married to his wife Ljubica since June 2006. They have two children, a boy named Blagojče and a girl named Lana. His brother Filip Lazarov is also a handball player for the national team.
- ehfCL.com Lazarov: It's all about the team
- web site of the Men's World Handball Championship – Croatia 2009
- Vest newspaper: "Kire of Macedonia"